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Police investigating the shooting of a five-year-old girl in south London have reviewed CCTV footage and say the investigation is “progressing well”.

Thusha Kamaleswaran was shot in the chest and fellow bystander Roshan Selvakumar, 35, was hit in the face at a shop in Stockwell on Tuesday.

They were gunned down when three youths on bicycles chased two youngsters into the shop and opened fire.

A £50,000 reward has been offered for information about the attack.

Both victims are now said to be in a serious but stable condition.

Police have revealed the three attackers chased two other youths into Stockwell Food and Wine before one of the trio fired shots into the shop front.

Det Ch Insp Tony Boughton said: “The investigation is progressing well. We have viewed CCTV of the incident and are now beginning to get a clearer picture of what happened.

“One of the youths who first ran into the shop has come forward and is assisting us with our enquiries.

“This is a societal problem – once the bullet has been fired it affects us all”

Claudia Webbe Trident public panel

“We are still trying to trace the other individual and appeal to him to come forward.”

Police are hoping to speak to anyone who saw the three youths cycling between 2000 and 2200 BST in Stockwell on the night of the attack.

The only description they can give is that they were black and rode bicycles.

Lambeth Borough Commander, Ch Supt Nick Ephgrave said: “We have drafted in to the area extra officers from the borough to reassure the public and to make it clear to anyone even considering being involved in violence that it will not be tolerated.

“Since Monday’s shooting, I have been speaking to many local people to let them know how the police is responding to prevent any further outbreaks of violence.”

Claudia Webbe is chairwoman of the independent advisory group to Trident, which investigates gun crime in the black community.

She said: “It is particularly sad when innocent bystanders and children as young as five become the victim of these violent and horrific shootings. Although incidents like this are isolated they have a huge impact locally.

“This is a societal problem – once the bullet has been fired it affects us all.

“The whole community is united in bringing these violent and cowardly criminals to justice.”

She added: “It is important to come forward to the police – whether you are a friend, mother, wife or daughter.”

There have been no arrests.

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